Army Gen. John Campbell’s has been tapped to command U.S. and NATO forces.
The plan won't include money for Iraq unless Obama approves military action.
The White House shot down the idea of bringing Khattala to Gitmo.
Lawmakers voted 93-3 in favor of the legislation.
The bill includes language prohibiting the use of funds to transfer prisoners from Gitmo.
The administration on Tuesday came under withering criticism over the swap.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) became the 11th Democratic senator to call for Shinseki's ouster.
VA Secretary Shinseki met with chairman and top Democrat on Appropriations panel.
The VA head acknowledged the need for improvements, saying "we can, and must, do better.”
Work, a retired Marine Corps colonel and former Navy undersecretary, was approved by voice vote.
The U.S. is allegedly "gambling that our military will not be required" in multiple theaters.
The move comes amid growing uncertainty in Ukraine.
The expensive fleet remained grounded as the Pentagon investigated an onboard fire.
Hagel and Dempsey express bitter disappointment with Iraqi government.
The combat ship is home to 500 Marines and a number of attack helicopters.
The White House sought to deflect suggestions that Hagel made decision.
Nine senators and 25 House members will make the transatlantic trip.
Republicans want to know if Obama and Clinton talked about the prisoner swap.
Obama spoke after returning from a surprise visit to Afghanistan.
Hagel met with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem during his five-day Mideast trip.
The goal of the cuts was to fit spending under a defense budget ceiling of $521.3 billion.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday visited the military’s sexual assault hotline.
The Obama administration is fully committed to the rebalance to Asia despite questions over whether...
Gen. Keith Alexander leaves after nearly 9 years heading the agency.